Sex Robots Coming: The Future Of Sex?
How would you like to encounter a beautiful woman with a flawless body who is always ready and willing to have sex?
Yes, it’ll cost you, but no — she’s not a prostitute.
She’s a robot.
“She” insofar as a machine has a gender, of course.
The latest wrinkle in plastic companions, the A.I. sex robot is a cut about simple sex dolls by virtue of her ability to make small talk, turn her head and even have an orgasm. Sound like the future, right?
But it’s already here.
For somewhere in the neighbourhood of $10,000 US you can buy a permanent companion who looks and feels quite lifelike, much like motion capture at the movies seems quite lifelike until you get to the cold dead eyes, of course. But we digress.
Work continues apace on these sex robots all over the world. In America, there were high hopes that a silicone sweetheart named Harmony would be released in time for Christmas last year.
Now, RealDoll/Realbotix honcho and doll creator Matt McMullen — who just happens to have been working on this sort of thing for about 20 years — is launching Harmony’s sister, Solana, a sex robot with an interesting twist: her face comes off.
Much like the Barbie doll of your youth that came with interchangeable heads, Solana can be turned into someone else; her face is held on by magnets, and when you tire of her looks or when her A.I. abilities have alerted her to your faults, you can change her face, voice and personality in one fell swoop. Can’t you, Dr. Frankenstein?
The A.I. head and face from Realbotix attaches to any of their dolls.
Meanwhile, over at Synthea Amatus in Spain, electronic engineer Dr. Sergi Santos would like you to meet Samantha. Samantha can talk, although she sounds like an early school leaver when she does; she can suck on a lollypop, too.
Here’s the thing with these synthetic sisters: they have sensors in the expected places — face, breasts, waist, mouth, vagina — and when you touch them there, they wriggle and moan with desire. Samantha is capable of having an orgasm.